We at Bhramar have organized a study tour to Shivneri Fort on 12th Apr 2015
Renowned historian Mrs. Shilpa Parab - Pradhan will accompany us for fort exploration.
Little Info About The Fort
Height: 3300 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Base Village: Hadasar
Shivneri Fort is a 17th-century military fortification located near Junnar. It is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ( छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज ), the founder of Maratha Empire.
Shahaji, Chatrapati Shivaji's father, was a general in the army of the Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He was concerned for the safety of his wife Jijabai during her pregnancy as there was constant warfare going on. He therefore moved his family to Shivneri fort. Shivneri is a highly defensible location, with steep rocks on four sides and a strongly built citadel.
Chhatrapati Shivaji was born at the fort on 19 February 1630, and spent his childhood there.he got his name SHIVBA here. Inside the fort is a small temple dedicated to the goddess Shivai Devi, after whom Shivaji was named.
There are statues of Jijabai and young Shivaji. At the centre of the fort is a water pond which is called 'Badami Talav'. To the South of 'Badami Talav' are the statues Jijabai and a young Shivaji. In the fort there are two water springs, called Ganges and Yamuna, which have water throughout the year. Two kilometers away from this fort there are the Lenyadri caves which is one of Ashtavinayak temple in Maharastra. It has been declared as a protected monument
There are many gates structures protecting this fort. Mana daravaja ( Gate ) is one of the many gates on shivneri fort.
The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Meeting Point: Thane railway station east 6:00 AM
Travel till base village by private BUS
Breakfast on the way
Reach the base village
Introduction, instructions and start the trek
Reach top in 2 hours
Fort exploration and history explanation by historian
Start descend and reach base by 2:00 PM
Lunch and way back to Mumbai
Evening Tea/Coffee on the way
Start the return journey and reach Mumbai tentatively by 8 PM
The cost for the trek is Rs 900/- per head.
It includes traveling from Thane to Thane by BUS, Breakfast and Lunch, Evening Tea, Bhramar Expertise Charges
Things to carry:
Water 2 litre (Compulsory)
Torch with extra batteries,
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine if u requires those usually.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Registration through phone calls only. One needs to handover full payment prior 4th APR to below given members. No refund will be provided for cancellation post 7th APR
Anup Malandkar : 9702010507
Kailas Bhangare : 9702292244
Rucha Malandkar : 9594074434
Do Not Litter:
Participants are requested to carry the waste back to the city and dispose it off in dustbins.
All our treks are Eco-friendly, kindly take care of nature around us. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited if anyone found doing that will be expelled from trek without refund. Respect the Heritage and culture.
Be a group: It is of utmost importance that all participants stick together in the group.
Everyone is responsible for his/her own safety. The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Bhramar, it’s instructors, organizers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.